What Are Adaptogens & How Can You Benefit from Them?

(Ocean Robbins) It’s no secret that eating plants is good for our health. Even unglamorous veggies like potatoes and ordinary fruits like apples are nutritional powerhouses, providing us with vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and multiple forms of fiber. But there are a few plants credited with “above and beyond” powers of healing. Known as “adaptogens,” their popularization in recent years came via wellness-minded celebrities. And adaptogens are gaining momentum in the west as solutions to many of the problems of modern living: low mood, stress, anxiety, depression, and a compromised immune system. Adaptogens are often promoted as safe and natural alternatives to pharmaceutical drugs, although they work complementary to Western medicines as well. So the big question is: Are adaptogens the real deal, or just plain old plants with a big marketing budget?

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Rhodiola Rosea Proven As Burnout, Stress and Fatigue Reliever

by Michael Wright, Rhodiola rosea is a strong adaptogenic root that grows abundantly throughout Siberia and has been used in the East as a treatment for depression, fatigue, mental and physical stress, cardiovascular health and immune support for centuries. Related The Benefits of Phycocyanin: Blue Spirulina For Energy, Pain, Athletes and Cancer? Rhodiola rosea was made […]

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Lyme Disease Bioweapon? Natural Tonic Treats Disease without the Adverse Effects of Antibiotics

(Will Justice) For decades, many have suspected that the US government may have created Lyme’s disease. Recently, the House of Representatives directed the Pentagon to disclose whether or not it used tics to infect people with Lyme’s between 1950 and 1975. This suggests it could be a bioweapon. As scary as that might sound, you can rest easy knowing there are effective solutions.

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Top Practices, Herbs and Foods to Encourage a Long and Vibrant Life

(Carolanne Wright) Used for thousands of years by Indian yogis, pranayama is a practice of ultimate simplicity, yet offers profound results. In just a few minutes a day, alternate nostril breathing helps to calm an agitated mind and smoothes ruffled emotional states, clarifies thinking, improves sleep and soothes the nervous system.

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Ditch the Aspirin! Ginger Works Just as Well … With None of the Side Effects

(Mary Miller) A daily dose of one aspirin a day is often prescribed for the prevention of heart disease to those who are at risk. However, just like with other over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, the use of aspirin comes with health risks and unwanted side effects. Some of these risks may include excessive bleeding, kidney and liver failure, ulcers, tinnitus, and hemorrhagic stroke. The good news is that ginger can be used as a suitable alternative to aspirin without the potential adverse effects.

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How to Treat Your Allergies Without Needles or Shots When SHTF

(Mary Miller) If you have an allergy or asthma attack, you can normally rely on inhalers or shots to alleviate the symptoms, but if ever SHTF, you might not have access to such medications. How then will you be able to treat your allergies in the middle of a disaster scenario? Here are some natural remedies you can use as improvised allergy treatments in case SHTF. (h/t to Survivopedia.com.)

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